You know how beans cause, well, they cause gas? So, if you’ve ever soaked beans, you’ll note that bubbles form on the surface of the soaking water. This is due to sugars being released during the soaking process. The basic point I’m making is that you can help with the gas (I’m being polite here)…
Herbed Vegetarian Gravy Recipe
A few years ago I hosted vegetarians for Thanksgiving, and I considered it a delightful challenge to serve veggie Gravy. Everyone preferred it over the turkey gravy. This gravy gets beautiful flavor from fresh herbs (dried works in a pinch) and good vegetable stock. Build out the gravy texture early with shallots, butter and flour,…
Fun Food Fact Friday – Canning Jars Freeze Well If Done Properly
Canning Season and Food Storage Hot Tip!
Mirepois: How To And Why To Make It
A little prepping shortcut chefs use and is so nice to have on hand. Freezes well!
Chef’s Tuesday Tip – How to Make Clarified Butter
Here’s a basic lesson in making clarified butter.
Friday Food Fun Fact – Stuffing vs. Dressing
You may call it stuffing at your Thanksgiving table (I do), but unless you cooked it inside the bird, it is dressing. Cooking dressing in the bird makes it become stuffing, just like putting bread in a toaster makes it become toast.
Spinach and artichoke dip
Easy Appetizer and Crowd-pleaser
Chef’s Tuesday Tip – Waste Not, Want Not
Keep herb stems for stock, infusions, or sauces Use celery leaves in stock or salads. Save vegetable ends in a bowl in the fridge to simmer at the end of the week for a vegetable stock. Strain and freeze or use. When using a jar of sauce, after emptying the jar, add a couple of…
Friday Food Fun Fact – Garlic
Hopefully you already love garlic, but if you’re not convinced, know this: it is one of the most nutritious foods on earth.
Chef’s Tuesday Tip – Smoke Point And Cooking With Oil
Recently my mother-in-law asked me why she had an issue with roasting a big batch of garden tomatoes that her neighbor had given to her. After asking a few basic questions, I knew the problem. She had followed a recipe/method online that advised her to use olive oil and roast at 450 degrees. The smoke…